Counselor II
PACE Center for Girls - Jacksonville, FL

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position summary:
Provides services to girls that include intensive daily case management needs, familial and crisis counseling and leads psycho-educational groups by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
· Counsels girls whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical condition indicates need for assistance.
· Role models for staff appropriate strategies decided upon to effect change in the behavior of girls.
· Provides training and skill building materials to staff to increase the gender competence of staff in their role and interaction with girls.
· Ensures outcome measures compliance in the girl’s reported progress.
· Attends field trips and other extracurricular activities and acts as lead person for these activities as required.
· Provides support and direction for girls participating in the program.
· Works in partnership with girls and their families to find a common approach to problem solving, crisis counseling and intervention.
· Provides counseling and peer mediation in crisis situations.
· Ensures the integration of the Six Developmental Domains and Gender Responsive programming in daily practices.
· Prepares for and participates in care review meetings and may facilitate care review meetings.
· Prepares for and facilitates monthly parent/guardian contacts.
· Sources outsides services and ensures the services are responsive to the individual needs of the girls based on their assessment.
· Ensures girls are transported and cared for in a safe environment (including escorting to bus stop), if needed, based on the individual Center needs.
· Leads group counseling sessions to enhance social development of individual students and provides peer support in areas such as grief, stress, abuse or chemical dependency.
· Uses ETO to document in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with PACE policies and regulatory agency standards.
· Participates in the intake interview to assess the needs of each girl and family, collaborates with in-take team and may help make decisions about placement into the program (center specific).
· Coordinates care management and referral services for students and families during program enrollment.

Education and/or Experience and Technical Skills:
Masters Degree from four-year college or university. Major in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counseling or a related field required.
· Minimum three years prior experience, preferred working with at-risk youth
· Knowledge of case management practices and excellent therapeutic counseling skills and crisis management skills required.
· Minimum experience using personal computers and basic office equipment required.
· Current Florida driver’s license required.
· Knowledge of state and school districts policies; knowledge of laws relating to children and families preferred.

Other Requirements:
· Must adhere to Agency Values and Principles.
· Upholds the ethical standards of the Agency.
· Follows policies and procedures of the Agency.
· Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements.
· Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands of this job include manual dexterity; must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, see and smell. Frequent standing and walking is required. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment : The work environment characteristics can be stressful, is fast-paced and requires alertness and flexibility. The noise level is generally quiet; however, noise can accelerate to moderate and high levels.

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